Top 5 Active ICC Umpires with Most number of Test Matches Officiated.
The Umpires or Referees are the most important individuals in sports who hold all the powers to successfully conduct the game between the two parties/teams. Any sport without umpires would probably just be a game without any values and soul.
Cricket being a long duration sport, the umpires automatically become crucial in upholding the values and spirit of the game. The Umpires are responsible to take timely decisions to complete the match under the given certain time frame.
From giving the accurate decision on a player’s call to bring both captains on the same page for a specific decision, Umpires are indeed a valuable asset for the global body.
Since the start of cricket, many umpires have officiated matches and earned their names due to their on-field brilliance and apt decisions.
In this article, we will discuss the top 5 active ICC elite Umpires with the most number of Test matches officiated.
Top 5 Active ICC Umpires with Most number of Test Matches Officiated:
5. Richard Illingworth (England) – 55 Tests
Richard Illingworth is a former left-arm spinner and current English Umpire who made his Umpiring debut back in 2006.
After experiencing a little bit of success in his cricketing career, Illingworth was named in England’s full list of umpires in 2006. In the span of just two years, Illingworth completed his 47 first-class games as an umpire.
Owing to his brilliant records as an umpire, Richard Illingworth was named in ICC elite Panel of Umpires in 2013.
Till now, he has officiated in 55 Test Cricket matches which includes his latest appearance in the latest 2021 WTC Final.